Five teens, aged 12 to 16, charged with murdering musician

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Five teens, aged 12 to 16, have been arrested for killing a musician in a robbery gone wrong, police say.

Police identified Roniyah McKnight, 14, Diamond Lewis, 15, and Decorrius Wright, 16 as the teens who fatally shot 24-year-old Nashville Singer Kyle Yorlets on Thursday evening.

The two other juveniles arrested are a 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, but they have not been named because Tennessee law prohibits identifying suspects under the age of 13.

Three of the teens charged with Yorlets’ death have been identified. From left to right they are: Decorrius Wright, 16,, Roniyah Mcknight, 14 and Diamond Lewis, 15

Police said they believe Yorlets was shot outside his Nashville, Tennessee home after he refused to hand over his car keys to the suspects, who took his wallet, according to News Channel 5.

Yorlets was able to make it inside his house after the shooting, where his roommate found him. He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical center where he was later pronounced dead.

Police recovered two stolen pistols upon arresting the teens.

Authorities later recovered a stolen red Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck, which they believe was used as a getaway vehicle.

All five suspects will be charged with criminal homicide, police say.

Kyle Yorlets, 24, was shot outside his Nashville, Tennesee home Thursday night in an apparent robbery gone wrong (Picture: Nashville Channel 5)

Yorlets was a member of a local band called Carverton.

The band shared an emotional statement on Facebook after learning about Yorlets’ death.

‘On February 7, 2019 we lost our brother, best friend, and bandmate Kyle Yorlets,’ they wrote.

‘We are in a state of shock and are having to grasp the reality that is now in front of us. We are heartbroken. Our condolences for his family and loved ones and all the lives that he touched. We will never forget Kyle, and though he is gone too soon his legacy is here to stay.’

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